Sesame Crusted Cod Bites


Last Updated on October 6, 2021

This spinach citrus salad topped with sesame crusted cod bites is the perfect dinner to make this week! It’s sweet and savory, and a delicious way to eat more seafood. The recipe was sponsored by Alaska Seafood, but all opinions are my own.

sesame crusted cod

Sesame Crusted Cod Bites

If you’re looking for new ways to eat fish, you’re going to love this recipe! We eat seafood about 2-3 times a week, so I’m always trying to come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy it.

Fish bites are one of my favorite ways to enjoy fish, especially these sesame crusted cod bites. The cod bites comes together so easily, and are the perfect simple dinner that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Serve them over a salad, as an appetizer, or even layered in a taco with your favorite fix-ins. 

Spinach Citrus Salad

I personally love the sesame cod bites served over the hearty spinach citrus salad. It’s an easy recipe to pull together when you want something light and healthy, and is filled with feel-good ingredients.

The salad is tossed in a delicious sweet ginger soy dressing, and is loaded with nourishing vitamins and minerals. The flavors and textures of the spinach citrus salad truly complement the sesame cod bites.

It’s delicious on its own, but can also be served as a side dish or appetizer salad. It’s flavorful, nutritious, and a dish that will really impress your guests.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make sesame crusted cod and citrus salad

This recipe is made with fresh, wholesome ingredients, and can easily be customized to your liking.

For the sesame crusted cod:

  • about 1 lb of cod, I used 3 Alaska cod fillets
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • sesame oil 
  • white sesame seeds
  • black sesame seeds
  • salt & pepper
  • cooking spray 

For the citrus salad:

  • spinach
  • oranges
  • red onion
  • avocado
  • slivered almonds 

The combination of white and black sesame seeds really elevate this dish. The salad is sweet, savory, and has all of the best textures!

sesame crusted fish

The ginger soy dressing has easily become one of my favorite salad dressings. Made from a few simple ingredients like soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and honey and truly pulls the flavors of this dish together.

This spinach citrus salad with sesame crusted cod bites is the perfect dinner to make! It’s bursting with nourishing ingredients and easy to toss together. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

Other fish recipes you’ll love:

Coconut Lime Salmon

Coconut Crusted Fish with Mango Salsa

Apricot Glazed Salmon

Sesame Crusted Cod Bites

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  • 3 fillets of Alaska cod, about 1.5 lbs

  • 2 tbsp 2 low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tsp 2 sesame oil

  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds

  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds

  • Salt & pepper

  • Cooking spray

  • Spinach Citrus Salad
  • 4 cups 4 spinach, chopped

  • 1 orange, peeled and cubed

  • ⅓ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes

  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds

  • Ginger Soy Dressing
  • ¼ cup light olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 rice vinegar

  • 1 tsp 1 grated ginger

  • 1 clove 1 of garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp 1 honey


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Pat the Alaska cod dry and cut each fillet into 1” cubes.
  • Transfer the cod bites to a bowl and season lightly with salt & pepper. Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil and let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, pour the sesame seeds onto a plate and dip each piece of Alaska cod into the seeds to coat all sides.
  • Layer the bites on a parchment lined baking tray and spray them with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.
  • While that bakes, prepare your salad ingredients. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add your spinach into a large bowl and toss it together with the dressing. Add the oranges, onion, avocado, and almonds and mix.
  • Top with the Alaska cod bites and enjoy!

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  1. Simple, tasty, and healthy. Can’t beat that!

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